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Old 07-04-2018, 06:47 PM
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The other day I came across an old Military & Police that was identified as a Model of 1905, 4th change. The serial number was straight numeric, but was followed by a star.

What did the star suffix symbolize?
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The star symbolizes your revolver has been sent back to S&W for either a repair, refinish or both. If you look under the left side stock, you should find a numerical date code on the grip frame indicating the date of work at the factory.

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